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Fred Briggs Park, White River Junction, Vermont

Serving the Villages of Hartford, Quechee, West Hartford, White River Junction and Wilder Hartford Parks and Recreation is a nationally accredited Parks and Recreation Department

• Hartford Parks and Recreation • 171 Bridge Street • • White River Junction, VT • 05001 • 802 • 295 • 5036 • Email: recreation@hartford-vt.org • Website: www.hartfordrec.com •


General Information Town Manager Leo G. Pullar

Our Parks and Recreation team is excited to offer you the 2017 Spring/Summer program offerings. Please take the opportunity to visit your parks and facilities located throughout the five villages.

Hartford Town Selectboard Richard Grassi, Chair Rebecca White, Vice Chair Dennis Brown, Member Simon Dennis, Member Alan Johnson, Member Sandra Mariotti, Clerk Mike Morris, Member Parks and Recreation Department Tad Nunez, CPRP, Director Scott Hausler, CPRP, Assistant Director Jay McDonough, CPRP, Program Coordinator Karen McNall, Administrative Assistant Fred Cook, Parks and Facilities Laborer/Mechanic Anthony Avery, Park Maintenance Justin DeCoff, Parks and Facilities Laborer/Turf Manager Pool Director (Vacant) Patrick Underhill, Camp Ventures Director Parks and Recreation Commission Brett Mayfield, Vice Chair Abagail Barman Alison Hannigan Cassidy Neal Kevin Stuart Michael Vanasse Vacant (1 position)

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the dedicated volunteers who conduct our youth and adult athletic activities, maintain our beautiful town wide flower gardens, assist with special events, serve on boards and commissions, operate the Watson Dog Park, maintain our trails, and the volunteer members of the youth athletic clubs. Please do not hesitate to contact me, or stop by to visit us at the Recreation Office. From all the staff here at Hartford Parks and Recreation Department, we hope you will have a wonderful spring/summer season. Tad Nunez, Director, (802) 295-5036, tnunez@hartford-vt.org Vision Statement A department that cooperates with all community groups to bring a variety of recreation opportunities to the citizens of Hartford. Parks and facilities maintained at the highest quality and improved on a regular basis to meet the future needs of the community. Something for everyone—where the citizens of Hartford and surrounding communities recognize the vital necessity of recreation through diverse programs that reach all, regardless of age, gender, race and economic backgrounds. Mission Statement Our mission is to serve the needs of the community through quality parks and facilities and by offering life long learning through recreational and cultural programs.

Liaisons Dick Grassi, Selectboard Liaison Shawn Kelley, Conservation Commission Liaison Tad Nunez, Staff Liaison/Parks and Recreation Director Vacant (Student Liaison)

Our Commitment to Quality Your satisfaction is our goal. We strive to provide you with high quality recreational programs and we take pride in making your recreational experience an enjoyable one. Please fill out an evaluation form for a specific course to share your concerns and suggestions for improvement.

Commission Responsibilities The commission shall consult with and advise the Director of Parks and Recreation in matters affecting recreation programs; park/facility related projects, policies and finances. The commission assists in the development of long-range planning for recreation and park needs of the community. New members must be committed to attending one meeting a month. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Hartford Town Hall. These meetings are open to the public, and input is always welcome.

Background Checks In order to protect participants, it is the policy of the Town of Hartford to conduct criminal background checks of all volunteers and sub-contractors providing unsupervised care or services for vulnerable populations (youths ages 17 and under, adults with disabilities and the elderly). The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department will only select persons who are of good character and who have the skills and other qualifications necessary to fulfill their role. Providing a safe and enjoyable environment for children and all participants is a primary consideration in Hartford Parks and Recreation Department services decisions.

Contact Us Parks and Recreation Office, Hartford Town Hall 171 Bridge Street, White River Junction, VT 05001 Phone: 802-295-5036 Email: recreation@hartford-vt.org Website: hartfordrec.com

Scholarship Assistance Scholarship assistance is available through the Parks and Recreation Office to Town of Hartford residents only.

Hours Monday—Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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General Information Refund Policy If you are dissatisfied with a program after the first session (class), you must submit a written explanation to the Hartford Parks and Recreation Department prior to the second session (class) to be eligible to receive a refund. In the event of an extended illness or injury, we must be notified immediately and we will issue a pro-rated refund. A medical and/or doctor explanation will be required. We cannot issue refunds for select bus trips, ticketed events, or special events. Cancellations of Camp Ventures sessions are eligible for full refunds up to one week prior to each session’s start date. Refunds of 50% will be permitted for cancellations received during the week prior to any Camp Ventures session’s start date. Full refunds will be issued for programs cancelled or altered by the Hartford Parks and Recreation Department. An administration fee of $5.00 will be charged for ALL processed refunds. Registration Information  Online registrations at www.hartfordrec.com*

 In Person at the Parks and Recreation Office*  A surcharge of 3.5% on the total transaction amount on credit and debit card purchase, which is not greater than our cost of acceptance. Registration Guidelines Parent or guardian signature is required for youths 17 and under. REGISTER EARLY! Many programs fill quickly and other programs could be cancelled if our minimum enrollment numbers have not been met. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: We must meet our minimum enrollment number one week prior to the start date of programs. If we have not met the minimum by the deadline, the program may be cancelled. If we have met the minimum, we will continue open enrollment until the program is filled or the class begins. Please be aware that program information, location, instructors, and/or fees could be subject to change. Some circumstances may be beyond our control. Mail-in registration payments must be received at least four days prior to programs’ starting dates. Program fees are payable at the time of registration (cash, check or credit/debit card). You can register online with a credit or debit card at www.hartfordrec.com.

Registration Late Fees Registrations for team athletic programs will be accepted on an ongoing basis once the registration period begins. Registrations will be accepted up to the starting date of the specific team athletic activity. Any registration request after the start of the program will be considered on a one-to-one basis and subject to a $15 administration charge. Consideration to accept new participants after the start of the program will depend on the number of available coaches, team sizes, playing spaces, equipment and uniforms.

Table of Contents Topic Page General Information ........................................................................ 2-3 Plant Swap and Sale............................................................................ 3 Parks & Facilities ................................................................................. 4 Thank You & Appreciation for Volunteers & Sponsors ....................... 5 Get Involved ....................................................................................... 5 Adult Programs ................................................................................ 6-7 Family and Community Programs.................................................. 8-10 Sherman Manning Pools ................................................................... 11 Summer Concert Series .................................................................... 12 Move in the Park—”SING” ................................................................ 12 Hurricane Hill 5k/10k Trail Run ......................................................... 12 Family River Exploration Day ............................................................ 13 3rd Annual Kehoe Strong Memorial Basketball Tournament ........... 13 7th Annual Indigenous People’s Honoring Day ................................ 13 Youth Programs ........................................................................... 14-23 Hartford’s Annual 4th of July Fireworks Festival .............................. 24 Boston Red Sox Bus Trip ................................................................... 24 Upper Valley Dog Park Supports/Watson Park ................................. 24 Amusement Park Discount Tickets ................................................... 24 Arbor Day Tree and Shrub Sale ......................................................... 24

Fall Preview Youth Sports Signup Information Topic Page Cheerleading..................................................................................... 17 Field Hockey ..................................................................................... 17 Greater Hartford Youth Football Program Minicanes ...................... 18 NFL Flag ............................................................................................ 18 Soccer ............................................................................................... 21

We provide equal opportunity to anyone who would like to participate in our programs. If you are a person with a disability and require accommodations, please contact the Recreation Office prior to the program’s starting date. RESIDENTS are those who reside in a home that is located in the Villages of Hartford, Quechee, West Hartford, White River Junction, or Wilder. Refunds are based on our Refund Policy.

Plant Swap and Sale Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Watson Park Benefits Apple Corp and Hartford Garden Friends Sponsored by Hartford Parks & Recreation

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PARKS & FACILITIES We are proud to be affiliated with these organizations!

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Park hours are dawn to dusk. Alcohol and tobacco use prohibited. Dogs must be leashed at all times when on any park properties. Groups and families may use parks for special occasions by completing a Park Use Application.

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Thank You & Appreciation for Volunteers & Sponsors ALL PARENTS, FAMILIES and FRIENDS for your continued support of the Recreation Department and the Youth of Hartford by giving to the Hartford Scholarship Fund ALL VOLUNTEERS for your continued support and dedication to the Youth of Hartford TRUNK N TREAT - Upper Valley Aquatics Center, Morris Homes, TNT Stump Grinding & Property Maintenance, Beth Reed Consulting, Daily UV, Hartford Fire Department, Clerkin Agency, H&R Block, MACCU, James Lamontagne Landscape, Co., JLM, White River Rotary, Jason & Mark Painting, Casella Waste, Hartford Police Department ELVES WORKSHOP – Hanover Youth In Action DANCE FOR DAUGHTERS – Bloods Seafood and Catering, Dothan Brook School BASKETBALL OFFICIALS CLINICS - Dan Pause FALL SOCCER and FIELD HOCKEY COACHES - Brigid Lynch, Chris Knudsen, Amy Willey, Glenn Barnes, Christina Scott, Serena Best, Matthew Burge, Doug Kussier, Larissa Dreyer, Charlotte White, Jenn Parker, Serena Best, Samantha Small YOUTH CHEERLEADING COACHES - Hailey Kasten and Eliza LeBrun FALL SOCCER and FIELD HOCKEY SPONSORS - Bob’s Service Center, Mascoma, Hubert’s, Cota & Cota Oil, Casella Waste Systems, Re/Max Upper Valley Partners, Coop Foodstores, Green Mountain Children’s Center NFL FLAG FOOTBALL COACHES - Andy Thorburn, Jim Wheatley, Jeff Reed, Chris Goeppner FLANAGAN FAMILY for the use of the Community Marque GLORY DAYS OF THE RAILROAD - Green Mountain Railroad, Glory Days Steering Committee, White River Rotary Club, and our many great volunteers HARTFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT for their continued support and cooperation with our programming and facility needs HARTFORD TREE BOARD for the Tree Walks HUNTER EDUCATION COURSES - Ernie Gour, Jim Martin and other Hartford Rod & Gun Club Members ICE FISHING DERBY VOLUNTEERS - Dave Landry, PJ Shekan, Lee Hathorn, Richard Hoffman, Phil Hammond, and Jeff Coutu ICE FISHING DERBY SPONSORS - Mascoma Bank, Member’s Advantage Community Credit Union, Steve’s Bait Shop, Blood’s Catering & Party Rentals, BJ’s, Walmart, Cota & Cota Oil, Ace Blueprinting, White River Rotary Club, Hannaford MOVIE IN THE PARK—Members Advantage Community Credit Union POLAR EXPRESS NORTH POLE VOLUNTEERS - Thanks to all our wonderful Elves who spent hours each day making the North Pole a happy place. QUECHEE GARDEN CLUB for the winter holiday decorations in Quechee Green Park THE REDZONE 5K VOLUNTEERS - Kenna Hausler, Connie Reimer, Maeve Sneddon, Sarah Jones, Natasha Lovell, Lukas Bjorkman, Alice Dwyer, Havailah Arnold, Carter Farnsworth, Jack Wasniak. THE REDZONE 5K SPONSORS - Ledyard National Bank, Symquest, Casella Waste Management, Bob’s Service Center, Hubert’s Department Store, Road ID and Big Fatty’s BBQ TOWN SPORT GROUPS - Hartford Hoops Foundation, Hartford Minicanes, Hartford Soccer Club, Upper Valley Youth Hockey Association, Hartford Baseball and Softball Association, and Hartford Youth Lacrosse UPPER VALLEY AQUATIC CENTER for their continued support of our swimming and teen programs UPPER VALLEY DOG PARK SUPPORTERS for maintaining the winter dog park at Watson Park WENDELL A. BARWOOD ICE RENTERS for your time and your continued support of the arena WINTER BASKETBALL COACHES - Scott Brooks, Heidi Bushway Andy Thorburn, Jim Wheatley Jeff Moreno, Phillip Mangieri, Jeff Reed, Katie Gilbert, Dan Clay, Casie Clukey, Todd Belmont, Justin Robinson, Jason Gardner, Amy Willey, Jenn Parker, Christina Scott, Jim Davis, Nancy O’Brien, Michael Vanasse, Gene Soboleski, Hartford Boys Basketball, Hartford Girls Basketball WINTER BASKETBALL SPONSORS - Bob’s Service Center, Green Mountain Children’s Center, Casella Waste Systems, Coop Food Store, Granite State Glass, Bloods Catering & Party Rentals, Re/Max Upper Valley Partners, Upper Valley Aquatic Center, Law Office of Margaret A. Jacobs and Hubert’s

Get Involved

There are many ways to Get Involved, including Coaching or Officiating youth sports, instructing programs or courses, volunteering for events or park labor, as well as numerous sponsorship opportunities. Do you have an idea that would make a great program? Let us know about it! For More Information, please contact Hartford Parks & Recreation Department, (802) 295-5036, recreation@hartford-vt.org.

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ADULT PROGRAMS Active Play Pass

Purchase an Active Play Pass, which gives you access to the drop-in program for the entire session! Without an Active Play Pass, participants will be responsible for a $2.00 drop-in fee each time. Activity

Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

18+ Open Basketball

18-25

Th

1/19/2017-6/8/2017

25+ Open Basketball

25-49

Su

1/15/2017-6/11/2017

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

White River School

$20

6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

Dothan Brook School

50+ Open Basketball

50+

W

1/18/2017-5/31/2017

7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

$20

Hartford Middle School

$20

Co-Ed Kickball

15-99

M

5/8/2017-8/28/2017

Pickleball

15+

Tu

5/16/2017-9/26/2017

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Upper Ratcliffe Field

$20

6:00 p.m.—7:15 p.m.

Maxfield Outdoor Sports Complex

$20

Ultimate Frisbee

18+

MW

5/8/2017-10/11/2017

5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

Watson Park

$35

Active Play Pass—Adult Co-Ed Kickball Pickup Adult Co-Ed Kickball is a fun game for all skill levels and a great opportunity to get some exercise and enjoy the fresh air. Adult Co-Ed Kickball Pickup is sponsored by Critter’s Crusade, Inc.; a non-profit organization based in White River Junction, Vermont, dedicated to raising drug addiction awareness and facilitating education, recovery, and rehabilitation programs through their fundraising efforts. Open to all levels of experience and physical ability. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear and come prepared to have fun!

Active Play Pass—Basketball Catch up with old friends or meet new ones at this supervised open basketball program.

Active Play Pass—Pickleball Pickleball might be a strange name, but it’s a ton of fun! This up and coming sport is a cross between ping pong and tennis, and is played with a whiffle ball and a paddle on a badminton sized court. It is simple to learn and provides non-stop action that keeps you on your toes! It’s one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. Come see what the excitement is all about! This is great exercise for all ages!

Active Play Pass—Ultimate Frisbee Ultimate Frisbee Pickup for adults is open to all levels from beginners to advanced. Join the fun and meet new people while getting some great exercise. All abilities welcome to join and play. Ultimate Frisbee pickup is sponsored by UFX; a community group that has been playing since 2000. All ages and abilities are welcome. Casual instructions provided for beginners. Wear cleats or running shoes with good traction. For more information about the sport, visit www.upa.org or www.ufxultimate.org.

Co-Ed Slow-Pitch Softball League Organize a team and join the fun of a summer softball league! The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department is organizing an adult Co-ed Slow Pitch Softball League. Teams must register with full payment no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 Games will be played at Ratcliffe Park and/or Clifford Park, depending on the number of teams in the league. MANDATORY TEAM MEETING, at the Hartford Town Hall on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., 171 Bridge Street, White River Junction. Each team must have at least one member present at this meeting. Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

18+

MTuW

5/15/2017-8/18/2017

6:00 p.m.

Ratcliffe Park and/or Clifford Park

$500/Team

Golf Clinics Instructor: Peter Harris, PGA Member, Junior Golf Leader, Expert at Golf Swing Instruction and Club Fitting The Adult Golf Clinics are offered for both men and women. The Women’s Adult Clinic will be held on Monday evenings. This program is great for player's looking to start from scratch and for those who want to take their game to the next level and improve their fundamentals. Clinics will be taught at Fore-U Golf Center. Registrations accepted until programs are full or meet the minimum enrollment. Registration deadline prior to the first session date. Activity

Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

Adult Women’s Golf Clinic

16+

M

4/24/2017-5/22/2017

5:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m.

Fore-U Golf Center

$135R / $150NR

Adult Golf Clinic, Spring Session

16+

W

4/26/2017-5/24/2017

5:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m.

Fore-U Golf Center

$135R / $150NR

Adult Golf Clinic, Summer Session 1

16+

W

6/7/2017-6/28/2017

5:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m.

Fore-U Golf Center

$135R / $150NR

Adult Golf Clinic, Summer Session 2

16+

W

7/12/2017-8/2/2017

5:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m.

Fore-U Golf Center

$135R / $150NR

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ADULT PROGRAMS

Let Your Yoga Dance

Instructor: Liz Barker Let Your Yoga Dance is moving celebration of spirit; where joy and fun, meet deep and sacred. Let Your Yoga Dance is a chakra dance fusion, a moving practice combining yoga, dance and the body's energy centers with music and joy. Let Your Yoga Dance is for every body! It is great for any and all persons who want to feel great in a safe and caring environment. Students should bring a yoga mat and comfortable clothes for active movement. If needed, extra mats may be available. Activity Ages Day Date Time Location Fees Let Your Yoga Dance 15+ W 3/29/2017-5/24/2017 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Dothan Brook School Music Room $60R / $75NR Let Your Yoga Dance– Drop-in

15+

W

3/29/2017-5/24/2017

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Dothan Brook School Music Room

$60R / $75NR

Nihon Aikijujutsu Instructor: Brett Mayfield Registration deadline prior to the first session date. A traditional martial art class that is a combination of Aikido & Nihon Jujutsu. The class will focus on movement, balance, locks, holds, take downs and Japanese Yoga. Class is open to men and women 14 years of age or older. This is a fun program that is great for all ability levels. Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

14+

MW

4/24/2017-5/24/2017

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Hartford Town Hall, Third Floor

$45R / $60 NR

Tennis Clinics Instructor: Ken Marisseau, Certified Pro USPTA Registration deadline prior to the first session date. Ken has been a USPTA certified pro since 2000, with a teaching focus on fun, fitness, and a low pressure learning environment. This clinic is geared for the new or developing recreational player with an emphasis on stroke production and mechanics, as well as court positioning and basic doubles and singles strategy. Participants will be required to bring their own properly sized racquet. Activity Ages Day Date Time Location Fees Adult Session 1

15+

TuTh

6/20/2017—7/6/2017

5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

HHS Tennis Court

$120R / $135NR

Adult Session 2

15+

TuTh

7/18/2017—8/3/2017

5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

HHS Tennis Court

$120R / $135NR

Tree Walks Hartford Tree Board will be conducting the tree identification walks. The walk will be held rain or shine. This Tree ID Walk is a FREE event open to all ages, families are encouraged to attend. Participants will learn to identify trees by the type of leaf of each tree. Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

All

Sa

3/18/2017

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Dothan Brook School

FREE!

All

Sa

6/17/2017

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Hurricane Town Forest

FREE!

Upper Valley Ultimate Frisbee: Co-Ed Summer League For more information, please visit www.hartfordrec.com Ages Day Date 18+

W

5/22/2017-8/23/2017

Time

Location

Fees

To Be Determined

To Be Determined

$30R / $45NR

Wellness Program—Wednesday Walkers Trip Leader: Hartford Parks and Recreation Staff Get outside and enjoy socializing and getting exercise the old fashioned way on these easy to moderately difficult walks. Bring hiking shoes and appropriate clothing as well as water and a snack. For more information, visit hartfordrec.com. For all hikes, meet at the Hartford Town Hall. Minimum of three hikers needed for hikes. Registration deadline prior to the first session date. Activity

Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

Hartford Town Forest

18+

W

4/26/2017

9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Hartford, VT

FREE!

Gile Mountain Trail

18+

W

5/10/2017

9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Norwich, VT

FREE!

French’s Ledges

18+

W

5/24/2017

9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Plainfield, NH

FREE!

Wellness Program—Zumba Instructor: Nelly Ferland, Certified Zumba Instructor Zumba is a cardio-based workout that uses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a fitness program that features interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Participants burn 500+ calories and hour with Zumba. Zumba is easy, designed for everyone, every shape and age. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Registration deadline prior to the first session date or drop in. Activity

Ages

Day

Location

Fees

Zumba

14+

Tu

4/4/2017-5/23/2017 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Date

Time

Dothan Brook School Gym

$80R / $95 NR

Zumba—Drop-in for One Class

14+

Tu

4/4/2017-5/23/2017 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Dothan Brook School Gym

$8.00/person, per class

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FAMILY and COMMUNITY PROGRAMS Archery In Motion Instructor: Archery In Motion Have you been looking for an activity that you and your child can participate in that would be relaxing, rewarding and fun? We have an archery program to offer you. We believe that the following can be accomplished with proper instructions. Build Upper Body Strength—Challenge the Mind—Improve Concentration—Enhance Self-Confidence—Relax the Spirit. We provide all the equipment, including the bows. We use light-weight bows and vary the target distances so that men, women, children and seniors can participate at their own ability level, thereby guaranteeing lots of fun for everyone. Registration deadline prior to the first session date. Activity

Ages

Day

Location

Fees

Archery In Motion S1

6+

Th

3/23/2017-4/13/2017 5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.

Date

Time

Dothan Brook School

$70R / $85NR

Archery In Motion S2

6+

Th

6/29/2017-7/20/2017 5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.

Hartford High School (Near Tennis Courts)

$70R / $85NR

Grandparent & Me Story Walk— “Over in a River-Flowing out to the Sea” By: Marianne Berkes The great rivers of North America are teeming with life and on the pages of “Over in a River”—from blue herons in the Hudson to salmon in the Columbia, and from dragonflies in the Rio Grande to mallards in the St. Lawrence. Children will slither like water snakes and slide like otters while singing to the tune of “Over in a Meadow.” They’ll count baby animals in watersheds all over North America! What a delightful way to learn about riparian habitats and geography at the same time! The group will explore Erwin Clifford Park Trail, stopping at stations along the trail to read the story. Each station will bring the group to the next part of the story. Following the story, the group will gather for a story related craft, enjoy a snack and explore the park. Bring a water bottle; drinks and snacks will be provided. The story walk will begin at Clifford Park. An easy one-half mile walk. Pre-registration is encouraged! Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

All

Tu

7/25/2017

9:30 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

Clifford Park

FREE!

Green-Up Day Green-Up Day is Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Hartford Town Hall and the Quechee Green. Starting at 8:30 a.m., volunteers will go out to designated roads and parks to clean up trash and litter. Dumpsters will be located at the Hartford Town Hall and the Quechee Green. If you cannot make it on Green-up Day, sign up for a section of road or a park and go out at your own convenience. Green-up bags will be available beginning the week of April 24, 2017 at the Hartford Town Hall. For more information, check out www.hartfordvt.org or call 802-295-3075 or email mosborn@hartford-vt.org. Help Make Hartford a Better Place. Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

All

Sa

5/6/2017

8:30 a.m.

Hartford Town Hall and Quechee Green

FREE!

Spring Egg Scramble—Youth Egg Hunt The Spring Egg Scramble is our version of the perfect egg hunt. Hundreds of kids lined up with baskets and brothers and sisters in tow as they scramble across the field at Dothan Brook School picking up as many plastic filled eggs they can fit in their basket. Picture with the Bunny will cap off a perfect morning activity for you and your family. This is a FREE event. Wear your boots as it could be snowy or muddy and do not forget your baskets. Rain, snow or shine won’t stop the Egg Scramble. Grades/Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

K and Under

Sa

4/15/2017

10:00 a.m. Start

Dothan Brook School Playing Fields

FREE!

Grades 1-3

Sa

4/15/2017

10:45 a.m. Start

Dothan Brook School Playing Fields

FREE!

Grades 4-5

Sa

4/15/2017

11:30 a.m. Start

Dothan Brook School Playing Fields

FREE!

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FAMILY and COMMUNITY PROGRAMS Family Entertainment Series Spend time with your family and friends at Lyman Point Park enjoying these great performances! MAGIC By GEORGE Friday, July 7, 2017 2:00 p.m. Lyman Point Park You won’t believe your eyes when you see MAGIC By GEORGE perform! All of George’s show will be filled with exciting magic, comedy, and fun-filled audience participation.

BRYSON LANG Friday, July 14, 2017 2:30 p.m. Lyman Point Park

LITTLE RED WAGON-TREASURE ISLAND Friday, August 4, 2017 1:00 p.m. Lyman Point Park There once was an old pirate who lived long ago. Before he died, he buried his loot on the mystical Treasure Island. Now on a fantastical journey with pirates and parrots, mutinies and storms, follow along as the adventure takes our young hero to places he never expected to go. Don’t forget! Where “X” marks the spot, the treasure can be found!

LITTLE RED WAGON-FABLED: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE WORLD OF AESOP Friday, August 4, 2017 6:00 p.m. Lyman Point Park

BRYSON LANG is a Comedy-Manipulator. He takes both ordinary and out-of-the-ordinary objects and literally spins them into a visual tapestry in a distinctive and dynamic way. At Bryson’s show, you will see flying sombrero's, sharp sickles, huge spinning rings, upside down bounce-juggling, giant beach balls, glo-in-the-dart objects, a tennis racquet and always a few surprises. See why Bryson Lang is called “The Cure for the Common Show.” Big and small, fast and slow...everyone has somewhere to go. Journey through the land of lessons, where creatures of all kinds struggle with own obsessions. Some are busy, some are lazy, some just want more than their fair share. The world of Aesop is JASON TARDY filled with stories. This show is sure to be anything but boring! Friday, July 21, 2017 Follow along as the magnetic cast of the 2017 Little Red Wagon weaves together stories by Aesop. 2:00 p.m.

Lyman Point Park JASON TARDY’s show is a combination of many years of relentless practice and virtually no social life. How else could he pull off standing on a yoga ball, juggling an ax, spiked mace, and toilet plunger, while reciting the alphabet forward and backwards at the same time? He also performs innovative choreographed juggling to music, fitting his body through a tennis racket, and if you trust him enough, he will perform fire eating, fire breathing and fire juggling!

HARTFORD PERFORMING ARTS SHOW Friday, August 11, 2017 3:00 p.m. Hartford High School Gymnasium Come to experience what the campers have been up to all week; singing, dancing, acting, playing instruments, and more! This year’s theme is ROCK AND ROLL. Don’t miss it!

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FAMILY and COMMUNITY PROGRAMS Hunter Education Courses with The Hartford Rod & Gun Club Join the Hartford Rod and Gun Club for a hunter safety and education course. There is a lifetime of satisfaction to be found in the woods of Vermont, and it begins with hunter education. Would-be hunters, bow hunters and trappers must successfully complete their respective course in order to purchase their first license. All courses are led by certified volunteer instructors with the Hartford Rod & Gun Club. The course is FREE, including materials and the program is open to all ages and levels of experience. With the Bow Hunting Safety Course, participants are welcome to bring their own bow and field arrows for the course. Class graduates will leave the hunter education courses with thorough understanding of how to get a lifetime of enjoyment out of Vermont’s magnificent natural resources. Topics covered include: Introduction to Hunter Education (History, Purpose and Sponsors), Firearms and Hunting Safety, Hunter Responsibility, Personal Preparedness, Wildlife Conservation, Hunting Opportunities, and Specialty Hunting. Field Day will take place at the Hartford Rod & Gun Club, 463 Wildlife Road, West Hartford, Vermont. Register only through the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. Please visit www.vtfishandwildlife.com Find the link to Education and Training, then Hunter Education to register. Activity

Ages

Day

Date

Spring Hunter Education Course

All

Field Day

All

Sa

3/18/2017

Bow Hunting Education Course

All

Sa

7/8/2017

Time

MTuTh 3/13/2017 to 3/23/2017

Location

Fees

6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

Dothan Brook School

FREE!

9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.

Hartford Rod & Gun Club

FREE!

9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

Hartford Rod & Gun Club

FREE!

The Upper Valley Running Club The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department would like to introduce you to a great organization serving Eastern Vermont and Western New Hampshire. The Upper Valley Running Club is an adult running club for men and women of all ages and levels of running. The club serves running enthusiasts from the beginner to the competitive level runner and is centered around the communities of Lebanon, Hanover, and Hartford. The club organizes regular group runs, speed workouts, social events, race teams and entry level learning to run programs. Membership is $5 per year. For more information about how you can get involved, visit the Upper Valley Running Club’s website at www.uppervalleyrunningclub.org.

Valley Quest—Junction Quest Group Leader: Vital Communities, Sara Cottingham Valley Quest is an award-winning, place-based education program that uses treasure hunts to celebrate community, natural history, cultural sites, stories, and special places. Join us for a guided Valley Quest as we stroll through history in downtown White River Junction. We will follow the Quest clues for a pleasant walk around town searching for a hidden treasure box! Expect to walk around 30 minutes on mostly flat pavement and grass. We will meet at the train station. Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Team Fee

All

Tu

7/18/2017

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Engine 494, White River Junction

FREE!

Wilderness Trails Archery Program Experience Vermont at it’s Finest… At Wilderness Trails & Vermont Fly Fishing School, you will enjoy a variety of adventures set in some of the most picturesque scenery of Vermont. Wilderness Trails offer classes, trips, and rentals tailored to the desires of individuals, groups, and families of all ages. Heidi Soos and Pete Meijer, Owners and Operators of Wilderness Trails and The Vermont Fly Fishing School, have a lifetime of knowledge about the local area and can provide a Vermont experience like no other. Whether it’s a fly fishing, canoeing or kayaking, skiing or hiking, be prepared to be immersed in all that Vermont has to offer. For more information, visit www.wildernesstrailsvermont.com.

Get Your Play On July is Park and Recreation Month This July, discover the power of play and adventure. For children and adults, play is a vital part of our mental wellbeing, physical health and personal interactions. During Park and Recreation Month this July, Hartford Parks & Recreation is challenging you to “Get Your Play On” and spend a little more extra time in our local parks. Parks and play go hand in hand so challenge yourself by exploring a local trail, enroll in a fitness class, meet your friends and neighbors at one of our playgrounds, have a picnic in the parks and attend one of the 10 summer concerts. Get your play on Hartford. #PlayOnJuly

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SHERMAN MANNING POOLS

Sherman Manning Pools—Pool Pass Information Pool Opens, Sunday, June 11th and closes Saturday, August 12th, 2017 Season’s Passes can be purchased at both the Parks & Recreation Office or at the Sherman Manning Pools. Daily passes must be purchased at the Sherman Manning Pools. 2017 POOL PASS RATES: Senior (65+) Pool Pass = $20R / $35NR, Adult (18-64) Pool Pass = $55R / $70NR, Family Pool Pass = $95R / $110NR, Youth (0-17) Pool Pass, $45R / $60NR (Family = 4 people. Each additional person is $10). Daily Pass = $5.00 Activity

Day

Time

Swim Lessons Only

MTuWThFSa

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Adult Swim

MTuWThF

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Open Swim

MTuWThFSaSu

1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Sherman Manning Pools—Special Pool Parties Everyone welcome to attend our summer pool parties! Th events will feature music, games and special snacks possible. All dates and times TBD and will be weather permitting. Keep your eye out for information on Facebook and posted at the pool. Ages

Dates

Times

Fees

All

6/30, 7/14, 7/28, 8/4

5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

$5

Splash Night Supervisors: Jay McDonough, HPRD, Martin Dole, UVAC Have a blast this spring and summer swimming with your friends! Enjoy music, snacks, games, and fun in the pool. A collaborative initiative of the Upper Valley Aquatic Center and Hartford Parks and Recreation Department. Grades

Day

Dates

Times

Location

Fees

4-8

F

3/31/2017

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Upper Valley Aquatic Center

$5

4-8

F

4/28/2017

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Upper Valley Aquatic Center

$5

4-8

F

5/19/2017

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Upper Valley Aquatic Center

$5

4-8

F

6/30/2017

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sherman Manning Pool

$5

4-8

F

7/28/2017

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sherman Manning Pool

$5

4-8

F

8/25/2017

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Upper Valley Aquatic Center

$5

Swim Lessons Hartford Parks and Recreation provides a variety of swimming lessons for all ages. A swimming test may be required to properly place you in the swimming lesson level. Friday’s will be used as a make-up class, if needed. Swim Lessons are available to Hartford Residents only. Tiny Tots: Level 1: Level 2: Level 3:

For ages 1-4. Requires parent participation. Water comfort skills for first time swimmers Submerge face, support floats, bobs, support kicks, safety rules Retrieve objects, unsupported floats, bobs, flutter kick, back crawl arm action, life jacket safety Front crawl, back crawl, treading water, safety on boards and slides

Level 4: Level 5: Level 6:

Rotary breathing, diving (sitting/kneeling), front crawl, sidestroke, breast stroke and turning Alternative breathing, stride jump, breaststroke, butterfly, diving and swimming underwater Distance swimming and stroke mastery

Activity

Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

Session 1—Level 1

5-18

MTuWTh

6/12/2017-6/22/2017

9:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Sherman Manning Pools

$35R

Session 1—Level 2

5-18

MTuWTh

6/12/2017-6/22/2017

9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Sherman Manning Pools

$35R

Session 1—Level 3

5-18

MTuWTh

6/12/2017-6/22/2017

9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Sherman Manning Pools

$35R

Session 1—Level 4,5,6

5-18

MTuWTh

6/12/2017-6/22/2017

12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Sherman Manning Pools

$35R

Session 1—Tiny Tots

1-4

MTuWTh

6/12/2017-6/22/2017

9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Sherman Manning Pools

$35R

Session 2—Level 1

5-18

MTuWTh

6/26/2017-7/6/2017

9:45 am.-10:30 a.m.

Sherman Manning Pools

$35R

Session 2—Level 2

5-18

MTuWTh

6/26/2017-7/6/2017

12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Sherman Manning Pools

$35R

Session 2—Level 3

5-18

MTuWTh

6/26/2017-7/6/2017

9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Sherman Manning Pools

$35R

Session 2—Level 4,5,6

5-18

MTuWTh

6/26/2017-7/6/2017

9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Sherman Manning Pools

$35R

Session 2—Tiny Tots

1-4

MTuWTh

6/26/2017-7/6/2017

9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Sherman Manning Pools

$35R

Session 3—Level 1

5-18

MTuWTh

7/17/2017-7/27/2017

12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Sherman Manning Pools

$35R

Session 3—Level 2

5-18

MTuWTh

7/17/2017-7/27/2017

9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Sherman Manning Pools

$35R

Session 3—Level 3

5-18

MTuWTh

7/17/2017-7/27/2017

9:00 a.m.-9:45 am.

Sherman Manning Pools

$35R

Session 3—Level 4,5,6

5-18

MTuWTh

7/17/2017-7/27/2017

9:45 am.-10:30 a.m.

Sherman Manning Pools

$35R

Session 3—Tiny Tots

1-4

MTuWTh

7/17/2017-7/27/2017

9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Sherman Manning Pools

$35R

Session 4—Level 1

5-18

MTuWTh

7/31-2017-8/10/2017

9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Sherman Manning Pools

$35R

Session 4—Level 2

5-18

MTuWTh

7/31-2017-8/10/2017

9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Sherman Manning Pools

$35R

Session 4—Level 3

5-18

MTuWTh

7/31-2017-8/10/2017

12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Sherman Manning Pools

$35R

Session 4—Level 4,5,6

5-18

MTuWTh

7/31-2017-8/10/2017

9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Sherman Manning Pools

$35R

Session 4—Tiny Tots

1-4

MTuWTh

7/31-2017-8/10/2017

9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Sherman Manning Pools

$35R

Registration deadline prior to the first session date.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

All concerts are open to the public and FREE of charge with plenty of parking. Alcohol and tobacco are prohibited in our parks. Dogs must be leashed at all times when on park properties. LYMAN POINT PARK June 14 June 28 July 12 July 26 August 9

The Occasional Jug Bamd Etna Old Time The Road Trash Band Toast Danielle Miraglia

QUECHEE GREEN June 21 July 5 July 19 August 2 August 16

Gerry Grimo & The Eastbay Jazz Ensemble John Lackard Blues Band Jesse Terry Chad Hollister Band Island Time Band

Movie In The Park—SING Friday, July 14, 2017, Dusk, Quechee Green Park FREE ADMISSION!

“SING”—Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he takes on a final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a fun filled night under the stars watching Sing on the Open Air Cinema!

REGISTRATION Pre-registration is accepted online at www.runreg.com; search Hurricane Hill HURRICANE HILL 5k/10k TRAIL RUN HARTFORD, VERMONT Saturday, July 22, 2017 Race Start 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration: Accepted through July 21, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Register by July 15th and receive a Hurricane Hill T-shirt Lots of great prizes for the raffle that all racers are eligible for. Race Contacts:

Youth 15-19: Adults:

$10 Pre-reg $15 Pre-reg

*Youth 14 and under run for FREE-Race Day Registration ONLY For more information and links to race maps, visit www.wnhtrs.com and click on Hurricane Hill 5k/10k Race Day Registration: 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.—$20 (15 and older)

Parking and Registration is located at the Upper Valley Aquatic Sheila Hastie : friendsofhartfordtrack@gmail.com Center, 100 Arboretum Lane, White River Junction, VT. The race start Scott Hausler: shausler@hartford-vt.org is located about 3/4 mile from the registration area. A bus will be available to transport runners to the starting line.

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SPECIAL EVENTS Family River Exploration Day Saturday, August 5, 2017 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Clifford Park FREE ADMISSION! Experience some ex-STREAM fun! Bring the entire family for this hands-on event and learn more about the streams and rivers in our area. Learn about aquatic animals, watersheds, conservation and water quality. Enjoy fly fishing casting lessons, searching for aquatic insects and more. Drinks and snacks provided.

3rd Annual Kehoe Strong Memorial Basketball Tournament The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to offer the 3rd Annual Kehoe Strong Memorial Basketball Tournament at the Maxfield Outdoor Sports Complex. The tournament is an Adult (18+) Men’s, Women’s, and Youth Girls and Boys (Grades 7—12) 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Games begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. Funds raised by tournament play will be used for youth basketball scholarships. For further information or to volunteer, please contact the Hartford Parks and Recreation Department at 802-295-5036. Activity

Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Team Fee

Youth Kehoe Strong Tournament

Grades 7—12

Saturday

TBD

10:00 a.m. Start

Maxfield Basketball

$45 team of 3, which includes a free t-shirt ($10 for additional player)

Adult Kehoe Strong Tournament

18+

Saturday

TBD

10:00 a.m. Start

Maxfield Basketball

Courts

Courts

$45 team of 3, which includes a free t-shirt ($10 for additional player)

7th Annual Indigenous People’s Honoring Day Saturday, August 12, 2017, 11:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m., Lyman Point Park Event will feature the following activities: Jeanna Brink and Jesse Larocque ........................................................Master Basket-Makers and Teachers The Boles Family: Mike, Valerie, Megan, Emily .................................Basket-Makers Nate Pero of the Koasek Tribe, Coordinator of the Abenaki Feast .....Barbeque Master Chief Rhonda Besaw ....................................................................................Master Bead-Worker Lessons available on Abenaki Bead-Working Roberta Noyes ....................................................................................Abenaki Herbalist and Crafts Maker David Fairbanks Ford ..........................................................................Exhibiting the Historic Abenaki basket collection from the Main Street Museum The Black Hawk Singers ......................................................................Sharing their Abenaki songs of honoring and celebration of the drum John and Donna Moody ......................................................................Masters of Ceremony

The event is sponsored by The Dorothy Byrne Foundation, Hartford Historical Society, The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department, The Vermont Fish and Game Department, Winter Center for Indigenous Traditions For further questions, please call Martha Knapp, Director Hartford Historical Society 802-296-3132 or 802-295-2713 Email ybutterflyeagle@aol.com or info@hartfordhistoricalsociety.com

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Baseball: Hartford Babe Ruth Summer Baseball Program WHAT is Babe Ruth Summer Baseball? Babe Ruth Baseball is a program offered by Hartford Parks and Recreation Department for ages 13-15. The Babe Ruth Summer Baseball Program gives kids the opportunity to play extra baseball in addition to the school baseball programs. Once teams are developed, kids will play in the Connecticut Valley Babe Ruth League (CVBRL), and will compete against other local Babe Ruth teams and an end of the season league tournament. WHO is eligible to participate in our Babe Ruth summer baseball program? If you child is between the ages of 13-15, and does not turn 16 before May 1, 2016, they are eligible. Participants must be residents of Hartford or Hartland. WHEN does our Babe Ruth summer baseball program run? Babe Ruth practices and/or games will run from the second week in June through end of July. Teams will play or practice a minimum of three times per week. WHERE do kids practice/play Babe Ruth summer baseball? Practices will all be held at Dothan Brook School in Wilder, VT, Neal Field, Hartford High School or Maxfield Outdoor Sports Complex. The team will travel for away games and/or tournaments. Registration deadline prior to the first session date. Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

13—15

Multi

6/12/17—7/30/17

6:00 p.m.

Dothan Brook School, Neal Field, Hartford HS, or Maxfield Complex

$125R / $140 NR

Baseball: Hitting & Fielding Clinic Clinic participants will be exposed to the proper techniques for hitting and fielding. Participants need to furnish their own baseball glove and sneakers (no spikes). Baseball bats and batting helmets will be supplied, but you may bring your own if you wish. HITTING: Learns stance, stride, hips and hand positioning, many hitting drills, batting cage, live pitching. FIELDING: Hand and body positioning, throwing mechanics, bunt coverage, run down plays. Grades: 5-9

Please visit www.hartfordrec.com for more information.

Baseball: Start Smart Start Smart Baseball is a developmentally appropriate introductory baseball program for children 3-5 years old. Start Smart Baseball prepares children and their parents for organized baseball and softball without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Parents work one-on-one with their own child, practicing a variety of baseball skills while rotating through four skill stations: throwing, catching, hitting and running/agility. Participants will be supplied with a shirt and hat and need to bring their own baseball glove and a water bottle. This program is in need of a Volunteer Coordinator! Activity

Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

Start Smart Baseball S1

3—5

Sa

5/6/2017—6/17/2017

9:00 a.m.—9:45 a.m.

Dothan Brook School Baseball Field

$25R / $40NR

Start Smart Baseball S2

3—5

Sa

5/6/2017—6/17/2017 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Dothan Brook School Baseball Field

$25R / $40NR

Upper Valley Nighthawks—Camp Check out your Upper Valley Nighthawks! www.uppervalleynighthawks.com Three sessions of Nighthawk Baseball Camps this Summer. June 26-29, July 11—14, July 17—20 Camp Location: Maxfield Outdoor Sports Complex Baseball camp is open to 6-12 year old's and runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Visit the Nighthawks web page for additional camp information and information on the regular season game schedule.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Baseball: Youth Baseball

Registration deadline prior to the first session date. Youth Baseball program for Hartford Residents only. All participants will be issued a team shirt and hat. Participants must supply their own gloves, cleats, and gray baseball pants (Gray pants are optional for Tee-ball and Rookies). The Minors Baseball Program is for players in third and fourth grade. This is the first introduction to “kid pitch” baseball. Teams are divided equally and games are played against surrounding Upper Valley Towns. The Majors Baseball Program is four players in fifth and sixth grade. Teams are divided equally and games are played against surrounding Upper Valley Towns. *Majors/Minors practice times may vary, depending on the number of teams* SKILLS ASSESSMENTS (RAIN OR SHINE) - Will be held at Wendell A. Barwood Arena if raining MINORS:

4th Graders: 3rd Graders:

Tuesday, April 11, Maxfield Outdoors Sports Complex, 6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 13, Maxfield Outdoors Sports Complex, 6:00 p.m.

MAJORS:

6th Graders: 5th Graders:

Monday, April 10, Maxfield Outdoors Sports Complex, 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, Maxfield Outdoors Sports Complex, 6:00 p.m.

Baseball: Rookies This is more advanced than our T-Ball program, but the focus is still very much on skill progression and fundamentals. Teams will compete on a field with 60’ bases and the coach will be pitching. Rookies practice twice per week and play in-house games.

Baseball: T-Ball This program is an introductory to the game of baseball. The focus is on learning the basic fundamentals of baseball (throwing, hitting, catching) in a fun and safe environment. T-Ball will help prepare your child to move successfully into our Rookies “coach pitch” league. T-Ball practice will take place on Saturday mornings. Activity

Grades

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

Majors Baseball

5-6

MWF

4/10/2017—6/17/2017

TBA

Maxfield Outdoor Sports Complex

$38

Minors Baseball

3-4

TuThSa

4/11/2017—6/17/2017

TBA

Maxfield Outdoor Sports Complex

$33

Rookies Baseball

1-2

MW

4/24/2017—6/7/2017

5:00 p.m.—6:15 p.m.

Maxfield Outdoor Sports Complex

$25

T-Ball

K-1

Sa

4/22/2017—6/3/2017

10:00 a.m.—11:15 a.m.

Maxfield Outdoor Sports Complex

$25

Camp Ventures: April

Registration deadline prior to the first session date or until program is full. MISSION: To provide a safe environment for all children where they can experience friendships, expand their creativity, learn new things and have FUN. Come experience the excitement of Camp Ventures! The fun begins at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 5:00 p.m. Your child will experience a variety of different activities throughout the week, such as music, sports, nature, favorite camp games, arts & crafts, special performance and a field trip! Campers are to bring their own snacks, drinks and lunches, and must have weather appropriate clothing and boots. Do not wait! Sign up early, as space is limited. *Early drop-off will begin at 7:30 a.m.—8:00 a.m. for an additional $15 per child* Activity

Grades

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

April Camp Ventures

K—6

MTuWThF

4/17/2017-4/21/2017

8:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.

White River School

$130R / $145NR

EARLY DROP OFF

K—6

MTuWThF

4/17/2017-4/21/2017

7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m.

White River School

$15 per child

Camp Ventures CIT: Learn. Grow. Lead. By taking part in our Counselor-in-Training program, you will make lasting friendships, while enjoying many benefits from their experience. CIT’s are typically former campers who would like the opportunity to continue participating in the Camp Ventures Program in a leadership role assisting camp counselors with camper activities. These young adults will acquire invaluable leadership and mentoring skills that will assist them in the future endeavors and provide them with the experience and skills it takes to be a future camp counselor. Registration is limited, interested applicants must pick-up an application packet and submit it back to the Recreation Department prior to the deadline. APRIL CIT APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/7/2017, SUMMER CIT APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/26/2017

YOU MAY ONLY REGISTER AS A CIT IF YOU HAVE BEEN SELECTED IN THE PROGRAM. Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

13-15

MTuWThF

6/15/2017-8/11/2017

8:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.

Hartford High School

$65R / $80NR

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Camp Ventures: Summer Program CAMP VENTURES is a full day program featuring eight one-week sessions. The camp program consists of two separate camps:

   

Explorers: Encompassing campers who have completed grades Kindergarten through Second Grade The Explorers Program will be housed out of the Hartford Middle School Cafeteria and Gymnasium Adventurers: Encompassing campers who have completed grades Third through Sixth The Adventurers Program will be housed out of the Hartford High School Cafeteria and Gymnasium

Each will feature age appropriate activities and programming. Campers will experience different activities such as music, sports, nature, swimming, arts and crafts, favorite camp games and much more. SWIM LESSONS at the Sherman Manning Pool are included with the camp; campers will have swim lessons each day within their designated level. The camp also features field trips, special guests, and performances, which are also included in the fee. Each participant must complete a Summers Registration Packet. *Early Drop Off is available for each session from 7:30 a.m.—8:00 a.m. for an additional $15 per session per child.

SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM

SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM Camp Ventures is pleased to offer a Free Summer Food Program this summer! All campers attending Camp Ventures this Summer will receive breakfast and lunch every day they attend camp at no extra cost and no additional registration required!

Activity

Grades

Day

Date

Time

Fees

Week 1

K—6

MTuWThF

6/19/2017-6/23/2017

8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

$130R / $145 NR

Week 2

K—6

MTuWThF

6/26/2017-6/30/2017

8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

$130R / $145 NR

Week 3

K—6

MWThF

7/3/2017-7/7/2017

8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

$105R / $120 NR

Week 4

K—6

MTuWThF

7/10/2017-7/14/2017

8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

$130R / $145 NR

Week 5

K—6

MTuWThF

7/17/2017-7/21/2017

8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

$130R / $145 NR

Week 6

K—6

MTuWThF

7/24/2017-7/28/2017

8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

$130R / $145 NR

Week 7

K—6

MTuWThF

7/31/2017-8/4/2017

8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

$130R / $145 NR

Week 8

K—6

MTuWThF

8/7/2017-8/11/2017

8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

$130R / $145 NR

Camp Ventures: Summer Program Field Trips & Special Performances Week

Explorers Theme

Explorers Field Trip

Adventurers Theme

Adventurers Field Trips and Special Performances

Week 1

Show Us Your Camp Spirit

Squam Lake Science Center* Camp Hike*

Show Us Your Camp Spirit

Squam Lake Science Center / Camp Hike*

Week 2

Adventureland

Outdoor Laser Tag / Lake Sunapee Beach*

Adventureland

Outdoor Laser Tag / Lake Sunapee Beach*

Week 3

Freedom Week

Montshire Museum* / Magic Show

Freedom Week

Echo Aquarium* / Magic Show

Week 4

Wet n’ Wild Week

Silver Lake Beach*/High Energy Camp Performance

Wet n’ Wild Week

Silver Lake Beach/High Energy Camp Performance

Week 5

All Star Sports Week

Mountain Meadow Funplex*/ Juggling & Basketball Performance

All Star Sports Week

Fisher Cats Baseball*/Juggling & Basketball Performance

Week 6

Colors Week

Color Fun Run* / Krazy Kids Play Center*

Colors Week

Color Fun Run*/ Mountain Meadow Funplex*

Week 7

Discovery Week

Lake Elmore* / Little Red Wagon Theatre

Discovery Week

Lake Elmore*/Little Red Wagon Theatre

Week 8

Survivor Week

Camp Field Day / Polar Caves*

Survivor Week

Camp Field Day/Polar Caves*

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Cheerleading—Camp Coach: Hailey Kasten The Cheerleading Camp is packed full of cheerleading games, activities, cheers, drills and dance routines. Join your friends at this exciting, week long camp and learn how to work together as a team and discover what cheerleading is all about. Participants will perform the routine they work out throughout the week to parents and friends on Friday. Please bring a water bottle, sneakers, comfortable clothing, swimsuit & towel to camp each day. Campers will have swim time each day. Each camper will receive a t-shirt. Please visit hartfordrec.com for further information.

Cheerleading—Youth Coach: Hailey Kasten Cheerleading is a fun way for children to be physically active, develop confidence and build self-esteem. Participants will be taught the fundamentals of cheering and instill a lifelong passion for cheering in a fun and safe environment. Each cheerleader will be provided with a team t-shirt and pom-poms. The team will have an opportunity to be involved in High School athletic events. What you need to provide: Make sure your cheerleader has comfortable shoes appropriate for outdoor activity, black pants and a water bottle. Registration deadline is August 29, 2017. Grades

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

K-6

TuTh

8/29/2017-10/19/2017

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Lyman Point Park

$40R / $55NR

Field Hockey—Camp Instructor: Heather Scudder Youth Hockey Camp will provide campers with basic fundamental skills and drills of field hockey as well as more advanced skills, while playing small sided and fun games. Participants will learn both offensive and defensive concepts. Please bring your field hockey sticks, mouth guards, sneakers, cleats, and shin guards. The camp will take place indoors and outdoors, so cleats and sneakers are needed on a daily basis. Participants will be given a block of time for swimming during camp; bring bathing suit and towel. Registration deadline is July 10, 2017. Grades

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

3—8

MTuWThF

7/10/2017-7/14/2017

12:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.

Hartford High School

$65R / $80NR

Field Hockey—Youth Program Learn the basic of field hockey skills and fundamentals. Field hockey shirts and goalie equipment will be provided by the Hartford Parks and Recreation Department. Participants need to provide their own mouth guards, shin pads, stick and cleats. Game days will vary. Registration deadline is August 28th and 30th respectively. Grades

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

3rd/4th Grade

MW

8/30/2017-10/25/2017

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Watson Park

$33R / $48NR

5th/6th Grade

MWF

8/28/17-10/27/17

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Watson Park

$38R / $53NR

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Football—7 on 7 Football Instructors: Hartford Varsity Football Coaching Staff 7 on 7 is a non-contact scrimmage program, without offensive or defensive lineman. Weekly scrimmages will be played against Hanover. Registration deadline is June 19, 2017. Grades

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

9—12

M

6/19/2017-7/17/2017

6:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m.

Hartford High School Football Field

$15R / $30NR

Football—Camp Instructors: Hartford Varsity and Middle School Football Staff The players will be taught the fundamentals of football by the Hartford Varsity and Middle School staff. Each day will be spent learning individual offensive and defensive skills as well as team concepts. Friday is used as a make-up day in the event of bad weather during the week. Players who have not received a helmet and shoulder pads prior to camp may pick them up Monday, July 24th from 4:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. Players are required to have a mouth guard and water bottle. Players must be going into grades 7-12. * Friday, July 28th will be used as a make-up date, if needed. Registration deadline is July 24, 2017. Grades

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

7—12

MTuWTh

7/24/2017-7/27/2017

5:30 p.m.—8:15 p.m.

Hartford High School Football Field

$55R / $70NR

Football—Greater Hartford Youth Football Program—Minicanes Program Philosophy: The Greater Hartford Youth Football Association is volunteer-based program for players entering fourth, fifth, and sixth grade. Our goal is teaching the fundamentals of tackle football while participating in a competitive football league. Sportsmanship and teamwork are the foundation of this program. Registration is open to the first 50 players registered. Practices: Tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings (5:30 p.m.) with games being played on the weekends. The season runs from mid-August to the end of October. Practices are held at Tenney Field at Hartford High School. Players must meet minimum practice requirement before playing in games. Registration Begins: May 18, 2017 for former players only. New player registration opens June 1, 2017 and closes when full. Registration Fee: $125 per player (checks made payable to GHYFA). You must supply a valid email address on the registration. Equipment: Players supply their own cleats, water bottles, and practice jerseys. All other equipment is provided by GHYFA. Players mus t participate in our fundraising to help cover the cost of other equipment. Contacts: For more information, please contact Aimee Trombly (avtrombly@yahoo.com), Andy Thorburn (thorburna@comcast.net) or Jodi Tierney (tierneyj@hartfordschools.net).

Football—NFL Flag Wear NFL Gear, improve your game and stay active. Co-ed NFL Flag Football for ages 5-12. Register with NFL Flag online at https://www.nflflag.com/form/player Our league is the Upper Valley Flag Football Vermont League. Once you complete the online register, complete your registration with the Hartford Parks and Recreation Department. Each player will receive and NFL team-branded reversible jersey and their own NFL Flag Football belts. Teams will play games in-house and against surrounding towns. We are seeking NFL Flag Football Coaches. If you are interested in coaching, please contact the Hartford Parks and Recreation Office. No practice—9/4/2017. Registration deadline prior to the first session date. Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

5-12

MWF

8/28/2017-10/20/2017

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Ratcliffe Park

$50R / $65 NR

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Golf Programs Instructor: Peter Harris, PGA Member, Junior Golf Leader, Expert at Golf Swing Instruction and Club Fitting Peter Harris is a 20 year PGA Professional who loves the game of golf and has passion for helping families and kids learn the game in a fun and friendly environment. Junior Golf Programs are designed to build fundamental skills and prepare golfers for playing on the golf course. The First Tee of New Hampshire at Fore-U Golf Center blends golf with life building skills such as character, integrity, and perseverance into each lesson. Golfers will enjoy a hands-on experience in a fun environment. Registration deadline prior to the first session date. Activity

Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

Free Youth Saturday

7-17

Sa

4/29, 6/3, 8/5

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Fore-U Golf Center

$95R / $110NR

The First Tee Afterschool Golf Program

9-13

W

5/3/2017-5/31/2017

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Fore-U Golf Center

$95R / $110NR

Family Fun Hour (2 Participants)

5+

F

5/5/2017-5/19/2017

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Fore-U Golf Center

$120R / $135NR

Family Fun Hour (2 Participants)

5+

F

7/7/2017-8/11/2017

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Fore-U Golf Center

$120R / $135NR

Summer Camp S1

8-14

WThF 6/28/2017-6/30/2017

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Fore-U Golf Center/Carter CC

$180R / $195NR

Summer Camp S2

8-14

WThF 7/26/2017-7/28/2017

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Fore-U Golf Center/Carter CC

$180R / $195NR

Golf Course Play

8-18

F

7/7/2017-7/21/2017

9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Carter Country Club

$120R / $135NR

Junior Hour

8-11

Tu

7/11/2017-8/1/2017

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Fore-U Golf Center

$80R / $95NR

Junior Mini’s Hour

5-7

Tu

7/11/2017-8/1/2017

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Fore-U Golf Center

$80R / $95NR

Hartford Performing Arts Camp

Registration deadline prior to the first session date. Instructors: Danielle Conerty, Michael Conerty, Lanni Luce West, Lindsay Wadleigh, Kristen Chapman I want to ROCK AND ROLL… and HPAC everyday! Whether you like to dance, act, sing, or play an instrument, this is the camp for you! Hartford Performing Arts Camp is a week-long day camp for children entering grades 6 through 9 who have an interest and/ or passion for the performing arts. Campers will select to participate in band and/or musical theater, as well as an arts elective; on Friday afternoon, our camp culminates with a community performance. At camp, we also love to get outside for HPAC Olympics, when campers get to play a variety of fun summer games like a water balloon toss or relay race. To play in the band, campers need to have been playing a band instrument for at least one year. Participants need a lunch every day except Friday. A t-shirt and Friday’s lunch is included in the registration fee. Grades

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

Entering 6-9

M-F

8/7/2017-8/11/2017

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Hartford High School

$150R / $165NR

HACTC Summer Tech Camp Students currently in 6th—8th grade, join us for a week of hands-on exploration at the HACTC Summer Tech Camp this June! Students from around the Upper Valley will join together in teams to explore a total of ten program activities. The camp’s halfday sessions are held Monday to Friday mornings. The fee is $30 per camper. Camp dates will be announced soon! Visit www.hactc.com as well as HACTC social media sites for camp updates and additional information. Hartford Area Career & Technology Center, 802-295-8630.

Shad Tree Blooming Indicating Spring is Here! Kayak outing on the Connecticut River

Volunteers in Action!

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Karate Instructor: Brett Mayfield This program is an ongoing traditional Japanese Karate program that teaches basic to advanced movements and forms. The program emphasizes self-awareness and confidence. Students may test for traditional karate belt ranks as they progress in each session. Please wear loose, comfortable clothes. Registration deadline prior to the first session date. Activity Ages Day Date Time Location

Fees

Youth Karate Sp1

4—18

MW

3/6/2017-4/5/2017

5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.

Hartford Town Hall, Third Floor

$45R / $60 NR

Youth Karate Sp2

4—18

MW

4/24/2017-5/24/2017

5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.

Hartford Town Hall, Third Floor

$45R / $60 NR

Youth Karate Summer

4—18

MW

6/19/2017-7/19/2017

5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.

Hartford Town Hall, Third Floor

$45R / $60 NR

Lacrosse—Hartford Youth

*REGISTER AT HARTFORDLACROSSE.ORG*

Instructors: Hartford Youth Lacrosse Club * Registration Deadline is March 17, 2017 * Dates: Indoors: Monday, March 20 to approximately April 14, Outdoors: Approx. Saturday, April 15-June 10 Ages: Boys and Girls Grades 2-8. For additional information about the program, please email hartfordyouthlax@gmail.com or visit www.hartfordlacrosse.org

Leisure—Green Mountain Rock Climbing Clinics Instructor: Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center *Registration deadline prior to the first session date* *No Class April 18 The GMRCC-Quechee– Climbing Clinic program detailed below is intended for young climbers who wish to explore the sport of climbing. Each clinic will meet for one hour a week under the guidance of a dedicated instructor. The instructor will focus on each participant with customized training and advice. Introductory Level: Students will learn the basics of rock climbing movement as well as the skills of tying in, using belay commands and doing proper safety checks. Level 1: Students will learn how to identify, understand and follow climbing routes of difficulties between 5.5 and 5.6. Students will also learns the use of proper footwork and climbing techniques such as side-pulling, back-stepping and foot-switching. Participants must complete the GMRRC online waiver prior to first class—http://www.vermontclimbing.com Activity

Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

Climbing Clinics Intro

5+

Tu

3/28/2017-5/2/2017

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

GMRCC

$55R / $70NR

Climbing Clinics Level 1

5+

Tu

3/28/2017-5/2/2017

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

GMRCC

$65R / $80NR

Climbing Clinics Intro

5+

Tu

7/11/2017-8/8/2017

4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

GMRCC

$55R / $70NR

Climbing Clinics Level 1

5+

Tu

7/11/2017-8/8/2017

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

GMRCC

$65R / $80NR

Leisure—Spring Soccer Instructor: Hartford Soccer Club Join us for another exciting Spring Soccer season! The program is for participants in Grades K-6. The season will consist of weekly, one hour long practices. Tuesday’s, 5:15pm to 6:15pm at Watson Park. Spring Soccer promotes physical activity, skill development, teamwork, sportsmanship and fun! Each participant will receive their own soccer ball. Wear shin guards, mouth guard, cleats, and bring a water bottle. VOLUNTEER COACHES ARE NEEDED! Registration deadline prior to the first session date. Grades

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

K-6

Tu

5/15/2017– 6/15/2017

5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.

Watson Park

$40R / $55NR

Leisure—Summer Soccer For Girls

Registration deadline prior to the first session date. Summer Soccer for Girls will provide an opportunity for new and seasoned players in Grades 5-8 to get in shape and work on their skills for fall soccer. The first half of practice will involve running, conditioning drills, shooting and technique building. The second half of the practice will be mainly for scrimmages. Shin guards required. Cleats highly recommended. Grades

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

5-8

MTh

6/29/2017-8/10/2017

6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

Clifford Park

$15R

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

Leisure—Lightning SC “Street Soccer” Camp Instructors: Charles Mhlauri, Wayne Munger, Soren Smith LSC Street Soccer Camps are half-day camps for boys and girls ages 6 to 12. Our camps are designed to improve players' technical skills, as well as their mental and physical approach to the game with challenging, small-sided "street soccer" games. LSC's professional coaching staff will help players to work on their ball control, speed, using their bodies effectively, and building mental toughness while they play games like those played on the streets of soccer countries around the world! Price: $185* per camper, which includes a camp jersey. *Hartford residents are eligible for a $15 discount for Camp #5, thanks to Sponsorship from the Hartford Soccer Club. Online registration at http://www.uvlightning.org Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

K-8

MTuWThF

8/7/2017-8/10/2017

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Watson Park

$185*

Leisure—Sunday Pick-Up Soccer Attention soccer players in Grades 7-12! Playing another sport this spring? Want to keep your soccer skills up? Get out this spring with your friends and Hartford teammates down at Kilowatt for some pickup soccer on Sunday afternoons. Emphasis will be on fun and fitness. Sides will be formed each week based on attendance. Cleats required. Program is FREE but please register online for updates/ cancellation communication. Registration deadline prior to the first session date. Grades

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

7-12

Su

4/30/2017-6/4/2017

5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Kilowatt South

FREE!

Soccer—Youth

Registration deadline prior to the first session date. PRESEASON PRACTICE SESSIONS Kick off the Fall Soccer season with one week of preseason sessions run by Hartford Soccer Club Members for all soccer participants (K-8) and coaches. SOCCER: Grades 3-6 Teams will be made during the first week of practice. Teams will play against other towns and will travel. Teams will play 8-10 games during the season. Players must supply their own ball, game shorts, shin guards, and mouth guards (both required). Shirts will be provided for games. Game days will vary. Activity

Grades

Day

Date

Time

Location

6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Maxfield Outdoor Sports Complex

FREE!

Kilowatt Park

$38R / $53NR

Multi

Kilowatt Park

$38R / $53NR

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Maxfield

$33R /$49NR

Multi

Maxfield

$33R / $49NR

Preseason

K-8

MWF

8/28/2017-9/1/2017

5/6 Boys Soccer

5-6

MWF

9/6/2017-10/27/2017 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

5/6 Girls Soccer

5-6

3/4 Boys Soccer

3-4

3/4 Girls Soccer

3-4

TuThSa 9/5/2017-10/28/2017 MWF

9/6/2017-10/27-2017

TuThSa 9/5/2017-10/26/2017

Fees

Softball—Youth Youth softball program is for Hartford residents only. All participants will be issued a shirt and hat. Participants must supply their own gray pants, cleats, and gloves. Teams will pay against other towns and learn the rules and fundamentals of the game. Times and dates subject to change due to number of teams.

Skills Assessments will be held (rain or shine) - If rain, assessments will be at the Wendell A. Barwood Arena Junior Softball: Senior Softball:

Grades 3-4, Tuesday and Thursday, April 11 and 13, Hartford High School, 6:00 p.m. Grades 5-6, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, April 10 and 12, Hartford High School, 6:00 p.m.

Registration deadline prior to the first session date. Activity

Grades

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

Junior Softball

3-4

Tu/Th

4/11/2017-6/15/2017

6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

Hartford High School

$33

Senior Softball

5-6

MWF

4/10/2017-6/16/2017

6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

Hartford High School

$38

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Leisure—VIDEO CAMPS AT CATV Instructor: CATV CATV Video camp (students entering Grades 6-9) is where you learn, create, and every Friday walk the red carpet. Keep reading for camp descriptions and more information on registration! BEGINNER VIDEO CAMP offers a fun environment for middle school students to collaboratively experiment and explore video production. All campers will get a taste of acting, directing, camera techniques, editing, and more! No previous video experience required! ADVANCED VIDEO CAMP offers students an opportunity to build on skills introduced in Beginning Video Camp. During this week, campers will focus on script development, composition and editing techniques. Students enrolled in this camp should feel comfortable with the camera, directing, acting, editing with Final Cut Pro X, and collaborating with a group. Please pack a lunch and water bottle every day! For details about this exciting program, feel free to contact the CATV Studio at 802-295-6688. Registration deadline prior to the first session date. Activity

Grades

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

Beginner Video Camp Session 1

5-9

MTuWThF

7/17/2017-7/21/2017

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Tip Top Building

$165R / $180NR

Beginner Video Camp Session 2

5-9

MTuWThF

7/31/2017-8/4/2017

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Tip Top Building

$165R / $180NR

Advanced Video Camp Session 1

5-9

MTuWThF

7/24/2017-7/28/2017

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Tip Top Building

$165R / $180NR

Advanced Video Camp Session 2

5-9

MTuWThF

8/7/2017-8/11/2017

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Tip Top Building

$165R / $180NR

Teen Adventure Get-a-ways—Summer Programs Have a blast this summer on the Teen Get-a-ways! Experienced Rec staff will accompany your teen on seven fun and exciting adventures this summer! The Teen Adventure Get-a-way trips offer a wide variety of outdoor and adventure -based activities from adventure parks to outdoor laser tag! We provide opportunities for challenge, adventure and exploration in a safe, guided environment. Trips that return back to campus will take advantage of swimming at the Hartford Municipal Pool until pick up. Hartford Parks and Recreation and Quechee Club Recreation are teaming up for the get-a-ways on 7/6, 7/20, 7/27 and 8/3. Visit www.hartfordrec.com for more information on each individual trip. Registration deadline prior to the first session date. Days: Thursday(s) Departure: 9:15 a.m. (arrive for trip at 9:00 a.m.) Drop Off / Pick Up Location: Hartford Municipal Pool Ages: 12-16 Cost: Each trip is priced separately (see below). Trip cost includes admission, transportation and supervision. What to Bring: Bring a bagged lunch, water bottle, swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen for every trip. Activity

Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

Six Flags New England Theme Park

12-16

Th

6/29/2017

9:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Agawam, MA

$52R / $67NR

OSG Paintball

12-16

Th

7/6/2017

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Barnstead, NH

$45R / $ 60NR

Jay Peak Water Park

12-16

Th

7/13/2017

9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Jay, VT

$42R / $57NR

Skyzone & Epic Escape

12-16

Th

7/20/2017

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Manchester, NH

$55R / $70NR

Strategy Zone-Outdoor Laser Tag

12-16

Th

7/27/2017

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Goshen, NH

$35R / $50NR

White Water Kayaking-Zoar Outdoors

12-16

Th

8/3/2017

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Charlemont, MA

$50R / $65NR

Killington Adventure Center

12-16

Th

8/17/217

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Killington, VT

$42R / $57NR

Teen Adventure Get-a-ways—Skyzone Trampoline Park Join the Hartford Parks and Recreation Department for an early release day spent at the Skyzone Trampoline Park! The Skyzone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park! You will experience the greatest workouts ever, combined with awesome, healthy fun! Experience WOW—The weightlessness of bouncing, flipping, dodge-ball, basketball and landing in a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes. We will depart at 12:30 p.m., following dismissal (early release day). Departure will be from the Hartford Middle School; Trip costs includes admission, transportation and supervision. Bring a bagged lunch/snacks, water bottle, and dress comfortably. Registration deadline prior to the first session date. Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

12-16

Th

3/23/2017

12:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Skyzone, Manchester, NH

$35R / $50NR

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Tennis—Junior Tennis Camp Instructor: Iris Berezin This program is geared for the intermediate level player. Iris offers many skill development drills and opportunities to practice skills in game situations. Sign up for one or both weeks. Don’t forget to bring your water bottle. There will be an indoor location for rainy days. Save $10 if you register for both Registration deadline prior to the first session date.

sessions, A and B.

Activity

Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

Junior Tennis Camp Session A

12-18

MTuWThF

6/19/2017-6/23/2017

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

HHS Tennis Courts

$50R / $65 NR

Junior Tennis Camp Session B

12-18

MTuWThF

6/26/2017-6/30/2017

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

HHS Tennis Courts

$50R / $65NR

Tennis—Quick Start Tennis Instructor: Ken Marisseau, Certified Pro USPTA Quick Start Tennis play format takes a new and better approach to introducing kids to the game. Balls are lower in compression; they bounce lower and do not move as fast so they are easier to hit. This allows kids time to get to the ball and helps them develop optimal swing patterns. Racquets are sized for small hands, and the courts are smaller and easier to cover. All that equals more fun and less frustration. Registration deadline prior to the first session date. Activity

Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

Quick Start Tennis Session 1

4-7

TuTh

6/20/2017-7/6/2017

8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

HHS Tennis Courts

$60R / $75 NR

Quick Start Tennis Session 2

4-7

TuTh

7/18/2017-8/3/2017

8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

HHS Tennis Courts

$60R / $75 NR

Tennis—Youth Tennis Clinics Instructor: Ken Marisseau, Certified Pro USPTA Ken has been a USPTA certified pro since 2000, with a teaching focus on fun, fitness, and a positive learning environment. These clinics are a great fit for juniors who would like to build a solid fundamental base in their game. A fun learning environment consisting of drills and situational games focusing on stroke production and consistency. Registration deadline prior to the first session date. Activity

Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

Youth Tennis Clinic Session 1

8-14

TuTh

6/20/2017-7/6/2017

4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

HHS Tennis Courts

$90R / $105 NR

Youth Tennis Clinic Session 2

8-14

TuTh

7/18/2017-8/3/2017

4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

HHS Tennis Courts

$90R / $105 NR

Tennis—Family Tennis Play Day Try Tennis for Free. Learn to Play. All ages are welcome to participate. Racquets and balls are provided. Prizes and Refreshments available *Dates and times to be announced*

Track & Field Boys and girls of all skill levels are welcome to participate in the track and field program. This program gives participants the opportunity to train for and compete in a local track meet as well as the Vermont Recreation and Parks Associations’ State Track Meet in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont. Participants will compete in age appropriate programs. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and be physically active. Join the team today! The team will participate in one to two local meets. 2017 State Track Meet will be held Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Saint Johnsbury Academy, in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont. Athletes aged 7-15 on August 31, 2017 are eligible to participate in the meet. Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. Tuesday, June 13-July 18, 2017 practices will be held at Hanover High School’s track. No practice on July 4, 2017. Registration deadline prior to the first session date. Ages

Day

Date

Time

Location

Fees

5-14

TuTh

6/6/2017-7/27/2017

6:00 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

Wendell A. Barwood Arena/Hanover Track

$50R / $65NR

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Hartford’s Annual 4th of July Fireworks Festival Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 6:00 p.m. Event begins at 6:00 p.m. Kilowatt Park Fireworks at Dusk! Live music, family and children’s entertainment, and delicious food!

 Kansas City Royals vs. Boston Red Sox  Sunday, July 30, 2017  1:35 p.m. at Fenway Park (departing

Hartford Town Hall 8:15 a.m.)  $87, includes game ticket and

Premier Motor Coach transportation  The seats are located in the Right Field

BOSTON RED SOX BUS TRIP

Grandstand, Section 2 & 3  Departure from Fenway will occur immediately after the end of the game  Tickets are limited and sold on a first come, first served basis  To register, visit www.hartfordrec.com or call the Hartford Parks and Recreation Office at 802-2955036

Help support The Watson Dog Park with your volunteer membership fee. Membership Fee is $25. To join, go to hartfordrec.com, create a new account, select activities, select Watson Dog Park Annual Membership. The Dog Park is maintained and funded by the Upper Valley Dog Park Supporters.

Amusement Park Discount Tickets Sponsored By Vermont Recreation & Parks Association

General Admission Ticket Price $33 vs. Gate Price of $47

$30 vs. Gate Price of $69

$39 vs. Gate Price of $64

$40 vs. Gate Price of $59 Parking Pass $18 vs. $20

A r b o r D ay Tree and Shrub Sale Saturday, May 6, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Hartford Town Hall A variety of plants will be on sale! Celebrate 2017 Arbor Day by planting a tree or shrub. “Don’t forget Mother’s Day” Sponsored by the Hartford Tree Board

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